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Old 08-10-2014, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
Princess Alix Napoleon handed out the prize of the 'Second Empire-Fondation Napoléon' to author Gabriel Badea-Paun for his book 'Le style Second Empire. Architecture, décors et art de vivre' Also present were the prince of Essling and the countess Walewsky. This happened in the palace of the legion d'honeur in Paris.

Countess Walewsky? A descendant of Napoleon and Maria Walewska?
Didn't that family die out in the male line years ago?

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Old 08-12-2014, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by JR76 View Post
Countess Walewsky? A descendant of Napoleon and Maria Walewska?
Didn't that family die out in the male line years ago?

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Napoleon and Maria's son adopted his own illegitimate son and has many descendants through him. He had a son by his second wife who didn't have any children and I'm not sure if his son by his first wife has descendants. The title definitely still exists.

This is a family website. It's in French but there is a family tree in one section.

Edited to add: Looks like you can click over to English on some pages.

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I was wondering, are all members of house Murat ranked as His/Her Highness or are they, aside from the head and heir, Serene Highnesses?
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According to Burke's Royal Families of the World: Volume 1 Europe & Latin America, all are Highnesses:
The head of the family is styled 8th Prince Murat (numbering from King Joachim); the other members of the family bear the title of PRINCE (or PRINCESS) before their christian names and have the qualification of Highness (granted by Emperor Napoleon III 1853)
Burke's Royal Families of the World: Volume 1 Europe & Latin America. London: Burke's Peerage, 1977: 120.

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